Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Review: The Fall of Ventaris by Neil McGarry and Daniel Ravipinto
The various sub-plots were a nice touch that worked really well in keeping the pace moving at a good clip. They provided minor resolutions across the novel and all tied quite nicely into the central plot.
As with the first book the story is very character driven with Duchess firmly in the center. I think a lot of writers lose sight of this and is one of this series greatest strengths. Some very interesting supporting characters were introduced, all very much with agendas of their own.
Again the world-building is strong and unobtrusive.
Overall the second book in this series builds nicely on it's predecessor and goes on to top it. 8.75/10.
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Character development is crucial. That's what makes stories strong. It's the backbone and everything else is for looks. If you're interested in doing a YA Fantasy Novel review, my book, The Labyrinth Wall, will be released in January (though you don't have to review by then). If you shoot me your email, I'd love to send a free ARC. Thank you emilyann(at)thelabyrinthwall.comReplyDelete
Any request for reviews should be sent through my email. I'd suggest including a strong blurb as I get a lot of them and only have time to read and review a few.ReplyDelete